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Barbering Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

This Intermediate Apprenticeship programme is ideally suited for individuals who are working in a barbers shop and want to get an NVQ Level 2 in Barbering. It is for people interested in cutting the hair of men and boys.

What do I learn?
Not only will you learn about cutting hair but also other issues related to barbering, like hygiene, disposing of chemicals and working in a team.

The Apprenticeship is a framework of qualifications consisting of the following:
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
• Functional Skills in Communication Level 1
• Application of Number Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

All aspects of training will be completed either in college or in-house at the salon depending on employer preference. An assessor will regularly visit you in the workplace to gather work-based evidence.

Apprenticeships are designed to let you benefit from real life work experience which you will get day-to-day in your job. This experience is supported by theoretical knowledge gained at college in both classroom and workshop based sessions/assessments.
What do I gain?
You gain recognised qualifications and valuable work experience, making you more employable in the industry.
What do I need?
There are no entry requirements for this course.

You will be asked to complete an initial assessment and then attend an interview with a member of staff who will be delivering the course.
What do I gain?
On successful completion of the Barbering Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship programme, you can progress to a Barbering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or Hairdressing Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
What else do I need to know?
You will be working with all sorts of different people so a friendly nature is essential.

Taking pride in your appearance is important as customers will want to know that creating a good impression matters to you.

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Location :

WXPBARBER Workplace Off Site OCVC


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Start Date :

Monday 05 September 2016

End Date :

Tuesday 31 July 2018
2 Years 16 to 18 EU tuition fee:£‎0.00
19+ EU tuition fee:£‎240.00
19+ Concession EU tuition fee:£‎240.00

Please note – Fees may be subject to change


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Having finished school without a clear idea of what to do next, Miranda worked in retail for a few years. However, by her mid 20s she felt she was stuck in a rut.

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